Published on March 16th, 2017 | by Refilwe


Black Ink Crew is Back With Another Hit Season

Programme:           Black Ink Crew
Channel:                 BET (DStv Channel 129)
Premiere:                Tuesday 21 March 2017
Time:                       21:00 CAT
Episode:                 1

The guys and girls who form part of one of TV’s most dysfunctional “families” are back. This season marks the return of season regulars, Ceaser Emanuel, Duchess Lattimore, O’Shit Duncan and Sassy Berudez.
After a month of being closed, the Black Ink parlour reopens when Ceaser returns to Harlem. Meanwhile, in North Carolina, Dutchess has some unexpected expenses to deal with before she can open her tattoo shop.
See how the crew copes with new challenges and relationships both at work and at home.



28 March 2017
Episode 2: Green Eyes, Moist Lips

The staff is shocked by Ceaser’s arrest; and Puma opens his own tattoo shop to compete against Black Ink. Later, tempers flare when Ted hires a tattoo artist without consulting Ceaser.

4 April 2017
Episode 3: Sixty Bad/Forty Good

A new tattoo artist is given the traditional Black Ink welcome; strippers and Hennessy! Things get even hotter when the girls head to Miami Beach for Sky’s butt-lift surgery. Dutchess, fed up with Ceasar’s baby mama drama, decides that Miami is a good time to let loose, but what transpires after a night at the club threatens to tear Ceaser and Dutchess apart.

11 April 2017
Episode 4: The Dutchess and the Frog

Sky undergoes cosmetic surgery to get the body she’s always dreamed of. Later, Ceaser declares war after learning Puma opened a tattoo shop in close proximity to Black Ink; and Ceaser’s shocked when Donna reveals the details of her night with Dutchess.

18 April 2017
Episode 5: The Year of the Puma

When Dutchess tells Ceaser the news about Puma’s new tattoo shop, he is shocked and hurt by his friend’s betrayal. Meanwhile, Puma receives a civic award and announces his big news at a local Harlem event. Ceaser tattoos Jadakiss, who gets him thinking about friendship and loyalty. Ted finally gets the nerve to confront Ceaser about Dutchess and her manipulative ways, but then Dutchess finds out and flips. Alex and the rest of the “Black Ink Crew Exiles” hang at a BBQ and talk about the current state of the shop. Ratchetness rules at what could be O S**t’s last birthday as a free man, and what starts as a neighborhood pool party, turns into an out-of-control Mixxxy party.

25 April 2017
Episode 6: Shots Fired
Wanting to know the truth once and for all, Ceaser confronts his best friend O’Sh**t about rumors that he had sex with Dutchess. Fists fly and wigs are pulled after Donna refuses to pay Sky her portion of the hotel bill. Further uptown, Puma’s life flashes before his eyes when bullets are fired directly in to Art2Ink.



2 May 2017
Episode 7: Butt Party

Now that the scars have healed and the bandages are off, Sky hosts a butt reveal party at the shop to show the world her new body! Ceaser stages a mediation as part of a last ditch effort to broker peace between Kathie and O’Sh*t. After hearing about the shooting at Art2Ink, Puma’s mother-in-law goes on the warpath and demands that Puma close down his shop for good.




9 May 2017
Episode 8: Tao of Kathie

Dutchess spends her last few days in NYC attempting to make amends with Donna. Kathie calls on her spirit guides to help her get revenge on O’Sh*t. And Sky’s past comes back to haunt her just as she’s starting a new chapter in her life.




16 May 2017
Episode 9: The Dutchness of Charlotte

Dutchess faces a difficult decision when the caterers, guests and supplies for her grand-opening party for Pretty N Ink fall through the day before the event. Later, Donna makes an unexpected visit to North Carolina to confront Dutchess and Ceaser about throwing out her tattoo equipment.



23 May 2017
Episode 10: Facts About Max
Concerned that Dutchess is manipulating Ceaser, Caesar’s mom tries to derail their marriage. Sky takes her new body out for a test drive. After becoming suspicious, Donna confronts Max’s ex and gets some information.



30 May 2017
Episode 11: Inside Hands
As the birthday of one of the children she gave up for adoption approaches, Sky is forced to make a life-altering decision. Puma throws a sip-and-paint party at Art2Ink, but the celebration turns ugly when Alexis confronts Donna about her past with Naeem. When O’Sh*t blows off a client, Ceaser reaches his breaking point. And Rah Ali shows up to Black Ink for a tattoo, but Sky has other plans for her.



6 June 2017
Episode 12: Southbound and Uptown

The crew goes snow-tubing but fists fly when Donna shows up. O’Sh*t downward spirals and receives a grim warning by his doctor. Ceaser throws a party to celebrate the new shop on 125th street and O’Sh*t makes a decision that will change Black Ink forever.

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